Great time in DC
We had a wonderful time visiting DC memorials with David. There was so much more to these places than I ever imagined. He has a fun sense of humor and lots of stories. So happy we did this!
Great insight into how DC works
Informative and funny. If you want great stories about DC, this is the guy to see. It was a great combination of factual information on how the city works along with an insiders view of the details of governing.
Fun, funny, and fascinating—a tour with Off the Record will not disappoint.
If you really want to see, feel, experience, and understand the good, the bad, and the ugly of Washington, DC, Off the Record Tours is who you're looking for. Tour Guide David Shaw does a fantastic job bringing an ironic humor to the stories, characters, and history of the city. My tour today with David was out to Mount Vernon and around Hains Point, and the National Mall. He had a great way of adding anecdotes, creating connections, and guiding the journey that left me wanting to learn more. He also shared interesting books, movies, and websites to do just that. Did you know you could spot a giant 15 foot blue cockerel on the roof of the National Museum of Art while driving up Pennsylvania Avenue? David does and will make sure you don't miss it.
Loved this tour!
Being from Colorado I did not know much about DC history. But I do now, thanks to David’s extensive knowledge of the way Capitol Hill was developed. He wove important historical facts with stories that illuminated the people and the times that shaped the area. And doing it on foot provided the opportunity to see the area the way it would have been seen in the pre automobile era and burn off lunch by walking about 7,000 steps. I highly recommend David and this tour!
Great day learning about our city!
I have lived in the DC area for 32 years and have been all around the city but everything I learned on the tour was brand new. David is very knowledgeable and was able to answer questions both on and off topic. I was especially happy to learn about the history and development of the city.